Each course was accompanied by a shot of Danish schnapps!! Luckily I was driving, so stuck to diet coke.
A creamy almond dessert with a warm cherry sauce, tipped us finally!!! The dessert had blanched almonds in, but there was only one which was completely whole. The others has a slight nick in them. The winner of a prize had to find the whole almond! I won this year!! 3 jars of delicious chutney and a lovely bottle of chillis and garlic in vinegar. They have pride of place in the kitchen now. It was a really fun evening as it is every year!
We got home at 4.40 this morning and I was up at 7.30 to let the girls out. I wandered out bleary eyed, with a steaming jug of hot water to defrost their water troughs. Dressed to kill in my blue dressing gown and green wellies.
As all 5 had shared the same eglu, they shot out the door like a cannon. A mass of flying feathers, straight to the food! A tiny dark brown Elsbeth egg was waiting for me in the nest box. Bless her!
I wasn't saying 'bless her' when she cleared the five foot fence around their run today! Armed with a pair of scissors, I managed to trim her wing and Winifreds. Prudence, who saw what was happening, made a dash for it and hid under the privet hedge!
We started wrapping presents tonight. Tv off and carols on the speakers! 1/4 way there and i will finish the rest off tomorrow as Jase is at work.
Off to bed now as i'm hanging!!
Jingle bells, jingle bells.........